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a information packet that talks about the youth code. we know that modern day you youth acts different than it did 10 years ago. and we're talking about asserting authority and the real life scenarios that give the offers a chance to practice their skills. i want to emphasize having the youth present at those training. the department confirmed with the now a hires are at the clubs and we appreciate that. we know they're working with the youth one-on-one. and the sf pd has encouraged the youth engagement skills. we we know their needed most in the interactions.
since april of 2013 we've been in training with the police officer recommendation. we've identified an international trainer that meets the criteria. we want to see more training for the police officers with the youth. >> good evening i'm also a member of the san francisco youth commission. i'm here tow present our final recommendations which calls for a recommendation of the san francisco university school district and the police department. wore really interested in revamping and reaffirming some which includes the roles of the
sf police department in ironically with arrests on school sites and general ifrts on the school sites and also communications between the two entities and also the memory include a commitment that can assist in the development of the training program. we're pleased to be joined by the truant director and also we've looking forward to more communication. we want to be include in this memoranda is the "x" servants from the code and also binding language and specifying what
types of school basis would justify an arrest and also the process by which an administrator would be informed whether or not an arrest has been made on a school site and also a further elaboration of compass arrests. those are spelled out in the youth commission. part of the reason we're calling for a memorandum is that we feel it's critical there's a unifying document so it shows the rules of the two entities. we feel that an m l u would support the departments with a more successful roll out in the
future and will have more positive relationships between the officers and the school site staff. we feel that such an agreement would promote school safety and in addition help with an unnecessary amount of arrests on the school districts sites. lastly we want to honor the time and energy for the support. some include the neighborhood site centers and we have represents e representatives in the crowd today. where we are now with respect to this organization we've met with the sf pd in april. the san francisco police department was able to provide other updates at the bay view house in april of this year.
we've convened a number of community stakeholders that have's strengthened the memoranda more expensive. all this has culminated to establish the original goal it be active for this year we know it's not horrify we're calling on the chief to make a commitment to roll forward with this so we have young people who are protected by the policy. we appreciate that and i want to invite up to this stage kevin who will talk about the commitment for this proposal >> first, i want to thank the police commission as well as the
police department and the school district to help create this document. kohlman advocates has been around for thirty years. primary we work with youth of color and that's in district 10 and 11. we're excited about the progress. we're getting close to something happening. we'd like to see it happen this semester. so when the parents and the police have interaction on the school compasses we've hoping to connect with the police chiefs and get something knocked out to thank you so much. and now we want to bring back the commissioner to talk about the next steps and how to move
forward with this >> thank you, commissioners i know that some of those questions have been answered. one it the expensive - this is standardizing the pamphlet to juvenile arrest folks. and four what is the timeline for an establishment with an m l u and how can the community provided feedback. number 4 is really important because it's the sooner we can get this done the sooner we can get this in place so thank you guys >> okay. let's take questions. could i have the power point
back. commissioner i think it was rodriguez was it? and perhaps the captain can help me. on the m l u question in particular in establishing the offenses or the types of activities that go on that would cause police interaction in a school setting. it's not possible to list every offense. we're talking about general guidelines that i assume would require both police and school district interaction; is that correct? >> so of the friend of mine we've received and i want to contend people for their input with working with us. if i can add anything to
question four we can do this very, very quickly. the revision and everything that's been checked into it we're down to the minute. and that's the list of offenses. there was a list that was provided that listed some of the offenses that could be arrestable and there were some of those that were in ed code. some of suspendable and some are not. this is arrestable and some are not. i do have some feedback it's a line item and that's a section of legal. we've realized 95 percent of the m l u. and that's really in part to a lot of the comments we've had.
there's one edited version that was pulled out that's arrestable and that one section. yeah. - >> just a comment from legal i'm assuming from the legal counsel at the school district. >> yes. we've got some response to the edited version i was given in the last meetings with the kohlman and council. >> okay. >> i'm sorry commissioner kingsley. >> thank you. thank you for your excellent presentations all around captain and from the i did not get commission. very much appreciate it. and although from kohlman advocates as well.
thank you. the pamphlet - all of the work you're doing and the collaboration is really fabulous and your to be commended thank you. i know that everyone on our commission appreciates it. with regards to the know our rights for youth. there are two questions i had around that. one is for captain la sar we understand we have the dj r and there's a bulletin that's in the process of being republished perhaps but i think those documents address what officers are to do when stopping or detaining or taking in custody youth and those probably encompass a lot of the things in
this brochure. so i think the use of the agencies use in the training for youth is wonderful. it's excellent. what is being done at the time when you and the youth encounter each other and what's been using the pamphlet then. i'll like the input to think handed this - the emotions maybe so high the person couldn't read this and comprehended it and so maybe the bulletin addresses
this in conveying the information. what do you anticipate in your approach? >> well, first in our effort getting it into the schools and advocate groups we're hoping by marketing it that way we're getting it out prior to the officers interaction prior to where the officers need to take action. we know that sometimes, the officers are dealing with an incident and won't be quick to pull out the pamphlet. the officers are discouraged u encouraged to pull out the pamphlet. in fact, i asked an officer about the pamphlet. and he said every time i arrest a youth i give them a pamphlet.
that maybe after the fact but i was pleased the officer knows about it and it's important. i will concluded by saying it's important to market it well in advance and we need to continue to do that and we ask that the public look at our website because it's there as well >> thank you captain. and from the youth confirmations. i wonder if you would address the same question in terms of as young people what's your take perhaps some youth have encounters with the police have if their handed them and if they
have the ability to read it regardless of language. there are various levels of literacy. and so what a thoughts do you have in that regard or am i just imagining issues >> well, from ages 14 to 18 i was xeenl involved in the system with the kids. i mean in my opinion what i believe will work best when a minor has been arrested perhaps as you put him in the back of the patrol car maybe it's itself initiative that the officer takes in route to the juvenile probation department he can do
somerd or maybe he can have his parents involved or a lawyer we think that will work best. when a minor it being detained so thank you for doing that. that's what i believe >> thank you commissioner if i can add i'm sorry. even at that moment i'm saying that the youth may not get what the officer is trying to do so the backlash from the youth is i don't care what you give me at that point. it doesn't mean that is youth get what the officer is trying to do >> the justin gesture is important what i'm hearing. the gesture is important but
that's one instance. so even if i can't read if you're government teacher is telling you about this and having it go through a program it has to be done through a big brother program >> there still is an outstanding concern around the resources put into the materials. and there's an important thing to get the school district to get those printed but thinking in terms of this ongoing effort to make sure that those are put into the hands of the youth before an incident takes place. they need to know how to fund
this on an ongoing site >> the library maybe a good place. >> we've had preliminary discussed but no decisions on who's going to house the responsibility but we need to focus on this as we continue. >> if i can introduce the guy who's come up. to me the opportunity for officers to - to me this would be a great opportunity for officers to interact with young people on a customer service basis if he could use that first class. to me ail the officers like i'm not trying to tell the chief how to do this by tell the kids you
want them to know their rights. and not in an arresting situation so i won't have to. i think it's a great pr move and it will go a long way in establishing relationships with police officers and youth >> we'll figure attest. >> well, first of all, i don't know how old you guys are i'm saying i'm so impressed every time you guys come out. your ability to come out and advocate your case pr i've got kids in the university school district their younger than you
guys but i have to say that even if it makes me seem old. so what caught my attention was the radio call of positive youth interaction. i can't say enough and i think if you were here on a regular basis at every ceremony the chief when he's talking about officers he's talking about young people. so i can't - i don't know if there's any other police department that has this radio call. do you know of any other? >> for me, the idea is sort of what dr. marshall said the fact that is department. what that says to me about the commitment that this department
thas has to contingent interaction that's a game changer. for the commission for people in law enforcement that speaks volumes. that's a justifiable thing. we're doing whatever is officer is doing is right but i think that's a commitment that the chief has. so i want to justify u give you a moment. >> i have to applaud the captain too. we have a video we'll show if you like and it's a 421 and we can present to the youth commission we can pull the information. it should be on the minds of the officers that we want to get on the board as often as they can. and again, the captain did a
terrific job preparing this video >> we'd like to see it. thank you captain >> sure. >> commissioner khan. >> okay. well thank you for your presentation to the youth commission. i am always pressed. and your organized 10 or two years ago it's awesome. i want to ask about the m l u. if the draft m l u base i haven't seen it if that has a reference to the department 701 which the the juvenile justice commission that we adapted it's probably the best in the
country. i'm wondering if that's referenced at all in the g l u if anyone knows. don't be shy. >> in the current draft of the understanding before the school district and the police department. >> i also want to bring up for the guides. they give - they explain what is information but the youth don't know don't touch a police officer. so i want to highlight that if anyone is watching on tv not just to know your rights but the best practice in intrashg with the officers. and the 421 video i think that's
great and i want to see is it. so if you could send a copy to the youth director. and lastly, i want to go back to the i did not get economy what they ended with and see if captain la sar wants to address it >> that's okay. i've got it. so the youth relations again, i think that a lot of what was asked is in place. i think we've going to do this we have an "x" amount of seats. so that's a work in progress. and reissuing is bulletins. the know your rights plan. i don't know about identifying the funding because a lot of our money is going to hiring police
officers and you are encouraged to apply. but to have those in the hands of the police officers. not that anyone ever got a ticket but they fit into the ticket book of the officers. and lastly, the m l u i think as cohen said i know we're close to from our time at mission. i think that it's close, everybody wants to get there so again, the art of negotiation we'll get there. and i think it's ambition to get there before the 13 and fourteen school year i hope we're getting there >> we encourage you to keep
asking those questions and keep our department on our toes. so, please keep asking if you don't see the development that you want to see. commissioner >> i know everyone has asked a lot of questions. i want to say thank you for your for the record it is the duty and the leadership your providing for the youth in the city and for the time commitment you're giving this. i don't know the youth in our community understands the effort. so i want to thank you for your hard work. i want you to know that people are listening and this is a wonderful chief and department pr i want to thank all the districts. and, you know, as i said your providing great leadership for
the city >> and last but not least our revenue. >> commissioner marshall. >> once again angel great job. so, i mean i like everything i love this pamphlet. you know, i - i've been urging everybody to see this film. i didn't want to see it i had to see it i i was a mess anyway. but i've been saying i think this film should be seen by everyone. you know law enforcement everywhere to show whatnot to do from the law enforcement standpoint and i think it should be seen by young people also. this is the first - since i work
with young people but this first piece you have here right at the opening where it talks about you mature respect you can see clearly and this is not to excuse what the officers did but you can see what happened joe i won't say they placed into the officers hands but we need to talk about our young people about what to side in those encounters and what they should do. this piece about staying calm young people really, really need to know that. and you can certainly see as
watching that film them getting up and moving was obviously not the thing for them to do. this is great. you know, i'll talk about it on the show. i think that as many as we can get this to as many young people as possible to save their life. this is really, really good. and although this is the first use in san francisco i don't think this goes from department department to department. the sad thing about this although dulls don't discriminate against the departments it goes across the boards. perhaps you can cigarette suggest it on the regional
basis. you probably have cohorts and folks in other areas i will help you on that >> commissioner khan and a just very quickly to wrap up this. on the m l u issue thank you to the captain and for the chief for aedz that. i want to propose we come back after the school year starts and sees what the youth commission can be he helpful. i'll calendar it as needed so we get a status report back on that >> i'm going to wrap up my report. i can see how we can create a circumstance of suggestions of somebody not getting handed this